I found this year’s Sculptures By The Sea a really good training ground to see how much inner equilibrium I could maintain even among external hoards and crowds of people.
Maintaining silence definitely helps – if I had gone with a friend and had been chatting all the way, my energy would definitely have felt sapped more quickly.
Of course, being just beside the vast ocean and sky also helped. Can I maintain the same peace of mind in a rush hour train carriage, squeezed in from all sides? Time will tell.